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Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

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If you're looking for jaw-dropping landscapes, luxurious venues and a variety of activities to appeal to your wedding guests, the Caribbean has you covered. To help you pick the right island for your destination wedding, U.S. News editors considered accessibility, resort availability and attractions. Vote for your favorite locations below to help decide next year's list.

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#1 Jamaica

#1 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

You'll have your pick of all-inclusive resorts with ready-made wedding packages, but you'll also have the option to splurge on your own private Jamaican villa for you and all your loved ones. Between the honey-colored beaches and the free-flowing reggae music, you'll have no trouble relaxing. Read More »

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#2 Turks & Caicos

#2 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

With its ivory-colored sands and turquoise waters, Turks & Caicos offers the quintessential Caribbean backdrop for your wedding. Plus, its geographic seclusion will lend a sense of exclusivity to your nuptials. Just keep in mind that remoteness will cost a pretty penny.  Read More »

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#3 Bahamas

#3 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

An hourlong flight from Miami is all it will take for you and your wedding party to reach paradise. And since the area is home to 700 islands, it's easy to find a venue and location to accommodate guest lists of all sizes. Read More »

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#4 Puerto Rico

#4 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Along with white sand beaches, ancient fortresses and charming Old San Juan, Puerto Rico also offers a convenience factor: Since it's a U.S. territory, you and your guests won't need a passport to travel here.  Read More »

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#5 St. Lucia

#5 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

If you and your spouse-to-be are adrenaline junkies, then you'll love the adventures St. Lucia offers. Before you say "I do," climb the Pitons, zip line through the Chassin region's rainforest or snorkel around Marigot Bay. Read More »

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#6 Aruba

#6 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Thanks to its location outside the hurricane belt, Aruba offers more flexibility than neighboring Caribbean getaways. You and your fiancé may even be able to score a deal in the shoulder season (April to August) that would be unattainable on other islands. Read More »

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#7 Cayman Islands

#7 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Not only are the Cayman Islands easy to access (just a quick 90-minute flight from Miami), but they offer enough diverse activities to entertain your whole wedding party. Those with kids will want to take a trip to Stingray City, while sun-seekers will enjoy working on their tans on Seven Mile Beach.  Read More »

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#8 St. Kitts & Nevis

#8 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Whatever your wedding style, the dual islands of St. Kitts & Nevis have you covered. Quiet Nevis is known for its stunning beaches, while energetic St. Kitts boasts a bevy of historical attractions. Both islands offer plenty of sprawling resorts set on the sand (some of which used to be sugar plantations) perfect for your celebration. Read More »

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#9 Anguilla

#9 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

If you're looking to provide your guests with an authentic Caribbean experience, consider Anguilla. Thanks to an embargo on cruise ships, casinos and high-rise hotels, the island isn't saturated with quite as many tourist traps as neighboring destinations. Plus, the live music scene will have you and your loved ones celebrating your nuptials into the wee hours of the morning. Read More »

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#10 Barbados

#10 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Your wedding merriment will only be enhanced by the island's Mount Gay Rum and thrumming calypso music. When you're in need of some pre-wedding relaxation, you'll have your pick of stunning shorelines. Read More »

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#11 Antigua

#11 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

If you and your fiancé are beach bums, you should put Antigua at the top of your list. You'll have no problem finding a secluded shoreline for your oceanfront ceremony thanks to the island's more than 300 beaches. What's more, Antigua is home to some of the best resorts in the Caribbean. Read More »

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#12 St. Barts

#12 in Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

If your budget won't allow for a European destination wedding, St. Barts offers an ideal compromise. Here, you'll find locals speaking French and trading euros. After you've said "I do," head to Gustavia to celebrate – the island's capital buzzes with posh cocktail bars and dance clubs. Read More »

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